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What Substance Abuse Counselors Need to Know About Probation and the Court System

  • Henry Ford Hospital Maplegrove Center 6773 West Maple Road West Bloomfield Township, MI, 48323 United States (map)

Course Description:

The differences between District Court and Circuit Court and how it’s set-up.   

Drug Court/Community Corrections 

The role of the Probation Officer in the courts and during the resolution of the case. 

The difference between Probation and Parole 

Required background of a Probation Officer (education, experience, and the amount of substance abuse education mandated) 

The level of discretion/authority of Probation Officers provided by Employer, State, County, and Courts 

Types of probationers 

Challenges presented to Probation Officers by the Courts, agencies, and the offender 

How the criminal justice system observes and addresses substance abuse 

Suggestions to be provided on how counselors can effectively work with professionals in the criminal justice system to benefit the offender

Course Link:

CE Value (credits): 1
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
Maplegrove Behavioral Center

Contact Information:
Jessica Jacobs